4-H members that completed market hog, lamb or goat projects in 2016 are eligible to tag market project animals for the 2017 PA Farm Show.
Award applications will be sent separately for the AgChoice Farm Credit, Grange, Outstanding 4-H Project and 4-H scrapbooks.
All project books, including horse projects books, are due in the Extension Office by Monday, October 3, by 4:30 p.m. The only exception is projects exhibited in the 4-H building at the Farm Show – foods, sewing, gardening, shooting sports, etc.
Set for Saturday, October 22, at 6 p.m., the 4-H Benefit Auction is returning to the Vagabonds in Lyndora.
All animal science project members are required to complete the Quality Animal Management training by July 1, to be eligible to participate in Round up (a statewide requirement).
4-H Game Show Extravaganza is an overnighter where 4-H members (ages 9-12) will take their chances on making friends, developing leadership skills, building self-esteem, and working in teams! Dates are April 30-May 1. You can register online. Deadline to register is April 4th
4-H’ers ages 14-18 should consider attending 4-H Capital Days in Harrisburg, April 16-18.
All leaders are invited to attend the symposium, Feb. 19-20, at the Park Inn by Raddison, in Indiana.
As always, Butler County was well represented at the annual PA 4-H Horse Show held October 23-25, at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Eleven members participated in 13 classes.
PA 4-H is now a certifying organization to receive acknowledgement from the President of the United States for dedication of volunteer service.
Congrats again to those who received awards at the 4-H Achievement Banquet.
The Butler County 4-H Development Committee voted to pay 75% of event registration fees for our members attending regional and state 4-H events (instead of 90%). This change takes effect with registrations for the State Leadership Conference, the first event of 2016.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 14, for the beef project weigh-in at the Butler Farm Show grounds, from 8-10 a.m. There will be a $5 per animal charge to cover the cost of ear tags.
All leaders and volunteers MUST complete the new background checks by July 1, according to new state law.
Planning to exhibit breeding (beef or dairy) or market cattle or swine at any of the state shows in Harrisburg? All animals must be identified with radio frequency or electronic ID (RFID/EID) tags to meet federal traceability standards.
The Butler Fair will not be distributing printed premium books this year.
Exhibitors with market livestock animals (lambs, goats and hogs) can pick up animal ear tags on Saturday, May 9, from 9 – 11 a.m., at the livestock building at the Butler Farm Show.
All club members must be entered into 4-H ONLINE and have paid the $20 program materials fee to your primary club by Monday, June 1!
We are moving to a new online 4-H registration system called 4-H Online. We will no longer be using Access, so do not enter your info on that system (and unfortunately, it doesn’t transfer to the new system). You will receive instructions in the mail soon and you can begin entering info immediately.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming exciting 4-H events!